URBANIA: An illustrated talk with photographer James Fell – 20th October, 10.30am – 12noon

3 October, 2016  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events


Come and see beautiful and inspiring photographs by James Fell, who never had a chance to explore photography until his 80s. His unstoppable enthusiasm and zest for life now takes him backstage at fashion shows and onto the streets to document the styles and characters that make up the life of London, Brighton and Cambridge.

James will be in conversation with artist photographer Alina Kisina who is based at Chisenhale Studios.

Refreshments will be available after the talk.
Where: Education Room, Ground floor@ Studios
Free to attend, no booking required. 


If attending this event, why not come by a little earlier and visit the current exhibition by Peter Wächtlerat Chisenhale Gallery.  They’ll be open extra early from 9 – 10.30am. Coffee and cakes will be generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute! 


An early evening event with artists Seth Pimlott and Jeremy Hutchison – 20th October, 6-8pm


Open Studio with Seth Pimlott, recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award. Recently completing his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Seth’s work involves developing narratives with different groups – musicians, actors and children, for example. See some of his completed films and new work in progress.
Where:Studio 3, 1st Floor @ Studios.
Cost/Booking:Free, drop-in.




Jeremy Hutchison:  in heaven people play peacefully sometimes people helping each other love making and working together peacefully

A performance (with informal labourers and 4-channel surround sound)

Task Rabbit is an app that allows people to outsource part-time jobs, or tasks. The company proposes “We do chores. You live life.” Tasks commonly include cleaning, walking dogs, building furniture and waiting in queues. Workers are able to fit their work to their lifestyle; working when they want, where they want. The apparent freedom offered by employment platforms of this kind has seen their popularity explode. But as the workforce has inflated, so an increasing dissatisfaction has appeared with the terms of employment. The alienation hovering beneath the surface of this labour model is becoming manifest in lawsuits, class actions and strikes.

Over the past few months, Jeremy Hutchison has used the Task Rabbit app to employ groups of micro-labourers in his studio. Rather than walking dogs, they have been tasked to imagine ways in which solidarity might be applied to their fragmented labour conditions. In a recent example, he assembled four workers for an interview. This interview operated within the conditions of a verbal game, which required the four workers to respond as if they were a single subjectivity.

For this durational performance elements of this research will be presented, while the group will rehearse new manifestations of solidarity between labour, bodies and space.

15 mins, continuous loop.

Where: Studio 4, 1st Floor @ Studios.

Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in.

These events are part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place.  Please see the full programme here


Photo Walk with Alina Kisina – 15th October, 2:00 – 4:00pm

3 October, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events


Join photographer Alina Kisina for an illuminating Photo-walk exploring the East End from a different perspective. Designed especially for Photomonth, this hugely popular event will include an introduction to Alina’s work and her favourite techniques, a walk to explore the image of the city through its reflections and will be followed by a return to the studio for the group to share their favourite images. Refreshments will be provided.

Where: Meet in the Education Room @ Studios

Cost/Booking: £10 and advance booking essential, direct with artist.


This event is part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place, which includes more photography related events.  Please see the full programme here


Art and Dance Evening event (adults) with choreographer/dancer Chloe Aliyanni and artist Alicia Paz – Wednesday 19th October, 6.30- 9pm

29 September, 2016  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events, Workshops


A unique two part collaborative workshop for adults, run in conjunction with Alicia Paz’s Laughing Walls exhibition at the Blyth Gallery.

Part 1 visually explores the theme of ‘the Mask’ using an exciting range of techniques and materials to create illusion and materiality.

Part 2 explores themes of duality and the juggling of opposites within (y)ourselves, through simple movement tasks and dance.

Please read full workshop information here.
Where: Studio 4, 1st floor @ Studios then Dance Space
Cost/Booking:Free but please email us to reserve a place.

This event is part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place.  Please see the full programme here





Family Art and Dance Workshop, with choreographer & dancer Chloe Aliyanni and artist Alicia Paz – Sunday 16th October, 11.30am – 2pm

alicia-paz-creature-mixed-media-on-paper-48x37-5-cm-2012An exciting new two part collaborative workshop exploring imaginary characters and feelings through mask making (using pompoms, feathers, glitter, paint) and movement (expressed through dance, shadows and silhouettes).  Suitable for children 6-12 and their parents/carers.  Read more detailed information here.

Where: Meet in the Education Room @ Studios. Half way through we’ll move up to Dance Space.
Cost/Booking: Free to attend but please email us to reserve a place in advance.



Afterwards, why not drop into Studio4 to see a display of work produced in collaboration with Chisenhale Primary School, Old Ford Art Group and Bethnal Green Road Market Traders, by Studio4 resident Byzantia Harlow.

Where: Studio4, 1st floor @ Studios. 2-4pm

Cost/Booking: Free, drop-in


These events are part of our Without Walls programme taking place throughout Chisenhale Art Place. Please see the full programme here


WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at Chisenhale Art Place – Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm FREE


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Unfolding and Fulfilling our Creativity: A Woman’s Experience

Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm FREE

Alina Kisina will share her experience as a photographic artist, how she develops ideas, the organic nature of her approach to making work and her enthusiasm for the medium of photography – the way it enables us to see and explore the world from new perspectives. These topics will be discussed with the audience in the context of how women relate to their creativity, explore their own artistic expression and cultural self confidence.

Date:Saturday 19 March 2pm-3.30pm

FREE but please book your place in advance through  yasmin@chisenhale.co.uk

Venue: 64-84 Chisenhale Road E3 5QZ          Bethnal Green/Bow tube

For more details contact info@alinakisina.co.uk


London Children’s Book Swap – Saturday 13th February 2016

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Are you hungry for stories? Looking for a new adventure?

   Swap your old children’s books and take home some new ones!

Saturday 13th February 2016

12.30pm -2.30pm


All ages


Chisenhale Art Place will be participating in the fifth annual London Children’s Book Swap, which will take place in over fifty different family friendly arts and cultural venues located across London. Everyone is welcome, so start gathering your old books to bring along!


You are also welcome to take part in the Creative Saturdays that take place every Saturday at Chisenhale Art Place. Fun family arts sessions run from 10.30 am-12.30 at Chisenahle Studios.

Or, if you want to get the kids moving, try Chisenhale Dance Space’s energetic children’s classes. Times are between 10.00-1.00pm


Further details from Yasmin@chisenhale.co.uk or phone 020 8981 1916 or on our websites:

www.chisenhale.co.uk/chisenhale (for art workshops)

www.chisenhaledancespace.co.uk (for creative dance)





Exhibition of Photomonth Project




Young people from Whitechapel Gallery’s Photomonth workshop continued to work with Ukrainian photographer Alina Kisina on a short term project to develop a body of work. This initiative developed by Photomonth involved sessions in her Chisenhale studio and around East London learning about photography equipment, different techniques and developing their individual styles.

On Saturday 21st November 2015, after six weeks, they held an exhibition of their photographs and working processes at Chisenhale Art Place.



Studio 4 Artist in Residence Joey Ryken presents ///¡Disco Mômo!///


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Disco Mômo is an open studio event following Joey Ryken’s recent residency at Chisenhale Studios during which he and his collaborator Boricua Octoplasmites (De Nada Unidos) have developed interactive sculptures, or ‘spectacular organs’, as part of their ongoing para-discotheque Disco Mômo; using embodied technologies to affect social reality in experimental ways.
Come measure the action and intensity with your own

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